Grab a beverage and find a comfy chair. Let's taco 'bout Week 10 in the Canadian Football League with my Power Grouping. Remember it's a grouping with no numbers involved. You may wonder how I come up with which team belongs where. Well I do keep a list of sorts and move teams up or down according to whether they win or lose or how dominant their play was in that week. I do keep their previous record in mind too. So if a team totally stinks they don't fall to C group immediately but if they stink week after week they will find themselves there eventually.
Okey dokey. Here we go!
Group A - Burrito
Who doesn't like a burrito? It's everything all wrapped up in a neat little package. It doesn't crack and break although it might leak down your shirt if you aren't careful. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers seem to have 1st place in the CFL all wrapped up tight but Matt Nichols left the game with an upper body injury of some unknown description. He has always seemed to be a QB to me who looks broken one week and returns the following seemingly fine. Is this a flashback to their 2007 season? Yes, I have my Saskatchewan Roughriders in A Group. They were on bye week and as such I rarely move a team unless someone else outplays them. No one did that in Week 10. How will the team play in Week 11 at home against the Ottawa Redblacks? I'm thinking the Riders are going to be healthy and raring to go.
Group B - Hard Shell Taco
The Hard Shell Taco always seems like a good idea until you bite into it and the shell breaks scattering it's innards all over your football jersey. These teams in B Group have what it takes to be delicious but still seem to crack under pressure occasionally. The Hamilton TigerCats under Dane Evans are right on the cusp. Perhaps they're more of a Gordita. How much fun is the duo of Harris to Ellingson to watch in Edmonton? It makes one wonder why these players were ever allowed to leave Ottawa. Or is it that under the Jason Maas direction they are flourishing? That does happen and is the case with Vernon Adams and Head Coach Khari Jones. By the way, what a magical comeback in double over time against the Stampeders! ABC! It was fun to see Nick Arbuckle's offense run the flea flicker. Who doesn't like a trick play? I've always said you have to watch for the Stamps because they always find a way to win. Well not in Week 10 when the Alouettes finally ended their 10 year drought in Calgary. We won't talk about 2009.
Group C - Guacamole & Chips
While the chips might be nice, if you've forgotten the lemon juice in the guac you've got a nasty brown mess no one wants. Did someone forget to add the lemons to these teams? The Ottawa Redblacks are having major quarterbacking woes. Dom Davis was in someone else's words "stinking up the place" and Jon Jennings didn't seem to be much more successful. It would appear having Zach Collaros on the sidelines is helpful as the QB with 3 last names aka McLoed Bethel-Thompson was spurred on to be better. I keep seeing this team progressing under Corey Chamblin but those wins are as elusive as that last bit of tomato salsa you've been chasing around the bowl. The BC Lions - what more can be said? I'm shocked that Mike Reilly is only one of two remaining starting Quarterbacks. I'm shocked that he keeps taking a pounding. It's embarrassing the amount of sacks that O Line has allowed already this season. They did sign a Lemon but unless he's converted to an offensive lineman that's not the help the team needed.
Hope you enjoyed this weeks Power Grouping. As always, let me know your thoughts, what next weeks theme should be or just let me know what kind of taco you enjoy most. Don't forget to join in this discussion and all the fun at ABC Rider Fans where you'll find an exciting game thread for Saturday August 24th. Go Riders!